Grammar no-nos and gadgets

Discussion with Jim Mora on Critical Mass today was sparked by:

These Famous Authors Made It Okay To Commit Grammar No-No’s among whom is one of my favourite poets, e.e. cummings.

and

What We Can Expect in Gadgets This Year  – I covet the solar rocking chair and the in-wall extension cord.

 

3 Responses to Grammar no-nos and gadgets

  1. Andrei says:

    A threadjack perhaps but too good not to share

    An Australian public servant who says she was left mentally damaged when her boss told her she must work a standard five-day week has had a win in her legal fight for workers’ compensation.

    Jenny Pettiford, a NSW-based Centrelink employee, has been off work for two-and-half years with anxiety disorder since a meeting in 2011 where her manager told her that working hours of 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, were “not negotiable”.

    The Administrative Appeals Tribunal sitting in Sydney has backed Pettiford’s claim that Centrelink acted “unreasonably” when it told in August 2011 that she would have to work the same hours as most of her colleagues at the welfare agency’s Mudgee office.

    The Tribunal’s decision leaves the taxpayer liable to pay Pettiford’s full wages for her first 10 months off work and 75 per cent of her salary for the remainder of her absence, which could be for life, as well as medical expenses.

  2. homepaddock says:

    Threadjacks are allowed for something as gob-smacking as this.

  3. ileneonwords says:

    I’m currently reading the latest bio on e.e. cummings by the writer, Susan Cheever and enjoying it!

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